HumanoidHistory: - A World War II safety training poster published by the Army Air Force, 1943. (U.C. Berkeley)



Do yourself a favor and watch all 9 seasons of Peep Show on Netflix.

One caveat: We never do find out why he’s called Super Hans.


Alain Grée

Cool gas station.

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“I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of as ‘forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings.’”

Hmm, let’s see. I want cold water, so I’ll lift the lever on the right? No, I have to press down. And for hot water, I lift the lever, like it says right there? No, that doesn’t work. I have to lift the red flap, then press down the lever. How many usability principals does that violate? #worst ux ever


Apparently, how it ends is not with a bang or a whimper but with an Editor’s Note.


Erwin Poell, cover design for n+m, Naturwissenschaft + Medizin, Science # Medicine, 1964-71. Editor Hoimar von Ditfurth, Germany. Source

(via secretempires)

Garbage truck fire on Palisade Ave. Three cars burned and 50 people were evacuated from their homes. At least no pups or bicycles were harmed.


Tex Avery’s Car of Tomorrow (1951)


Tex Avery’s Car of Tomorrow (1951)


Agfa Optima, 1960. First 35mm camera with automatic exposure. Germany.

Special symbol for portrait: Wilhelm Busch’s Max & Moritz, a well-known german cartoon of the 19th century. Source 1 + 2

I miss the days when cameras had a “murderous twins” mode.